How Much Can You Make Off 1 Million Facebook Users?

If 999,999 People Join This Group My Dad Won’t Kick Me Out

19 year old Tiffany Stewart came home drunk one Saturday night and got caught by her father. Now he is going to be kicked her out of the house for being a problem child.

I tried to explain to my dad that it is normal for people my age to experiment with alcohol (most of my friends drink every weekend) – and that he is over reacting by kicking me out! I rarely drink and when I do it’s with friends I trust and we have a sobar driver! Dad thinks that NO ONE my age has ever consumed alcohol, and that I’m just a problem child. Since he refuses to “support my alternative lifestyle” I’m getting the boot. ๐Ÿ™

Fortunately, Tiffany’s step mom stepped in and struck up a bargain. If the drunken 19 year old can find one million people that drank by age 20 and still turned out OK in life, she gets to stay. Tiffany is person #1. She only need to find 999,999 more. You can help her reach her goal by joining her Facebook group. In the five days the group has been up, the group had amassed over 11,000 members and growing at an amazing rate.

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Then again, who wouldn’t want to join a group made up of drunken party girls? Tiffany is the blonde at the center.

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The winner of this auction will get a link to their website posted in the group information (it will be the official URL of the group and will be the sole link displayed in the group). We will also write whatever you want about the website in the News section, and will encourage all members to visit the website! Your link will remain for the entire life of the group (you will still be getting hits from this group 12 months down the road).

The current bid is $6.50. A test link was posted for 14 hours on September 11th (when the group was at 4300 members) and received 561 clicks. Imagine how many clicks you’ll get once the group gets over a million members?

Real Situation or Evil Marketer at Work?

The Facebook group says Tiffany Stewart is from Charlotte, NC. However, I can’t find her individual Facebook profile. A search turned up a bunch of Tiffany Stewart, but none from Charlotte. The eBay auction was set up by some guy name Ben of Halifax, Nova Scotia (East coast of Canada). It looks like Ben created this group just to sell the sponsorship spot. I am not sure if Tiffany Stewart is real or if she is really being kicked out of the house, or if she even knows Ben. What I do know is the MySpacing of Facebook has begun.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to create a million user Facebook group. How does, “Join This Group or I’ll Kill The Panda!” sound?

*Update – It looks like Facebook reads my blog. They have removed the group. As a result, Ben has removed the eBay auction.


102 thoughts on “How Much Can You Make Off 1 Million Facebook Users?”

  1. And now the downhill of FaceBook starts… dun dun dunnnnnn!!!

    1. Collin says:

      Well I am not going to be sorry to see it fall thats forsure.

    2. Googlelady says:

      That was coming, since facebook have been on press ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now you will see bunch of e-books (How to make money with facebook, bla bla) may be Joe comm will come with an e-book about facebook? ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. Haha!!! Maybe is JohnChow readers should take advantage of this fad early and effin BANK! HAHA!

        1. Googlelady says:

          or johnchow should make another free ebook about facebook? ๐Ÿ˜› (love the word free).

    3. Seems like he got caught.

      John i think you should run a facebook group called “The internet investigator” ๐Ÿ˜› seems like whoever tries a scam scheme and orders a reviewme on you gets caught like a rabbit in the angle of the room by a very angry pitbull.

    4. Marc says:

      “If something is about to fall off a cliff, it deserves to be pushed.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

      Alright guys. Lets turn this motha out.

    5. Ah…. I seriously hope not. Facebook can’t fall. =(

  2. Michael Kwan says:

    Hahah. I smell a rat, but I joined the group anyways.

    Monetization is really starting to run rampant on Facebook. I hope it doesn’t get stupid like MySpace.

    1. shaun says:

      lol i joined just because they are all hot ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. WarriorBlog says:

        LOL ๐Ÿ˜† They really are ๐Ÿ™„ I like the middle girl…

        1. i’m moving to that state. ๐Ÿ˜›

    2. Wahlau.NET says:

      haha…like that also can

  3. Jeff Kee says:

    There were several plots of this type done already. If 50,000 join this group, I will blow up my car and videotape it and show it to the world. There were others of this sort done already.

    Radio stations are already using Facebook as a marketing tool. “Help Joe Blow win $5,000 from 99.3 FOX!!!” and they all create these groups, try to get their friends to jionm to get the largest group by the deadline. And every single group has to display the 99.3 FOX logo or soemthing like that.

  4. How could you kill a cute little Panda?

    1. Easy… here are a few simple ways to kill even the cutest of pandas:

      – Blender.
      – Lawn Mower.
      – Knife.
      – Gun.
      – Car.
      – Pond + Cemented Feet.

      You get the idea, as you can see it’s pretty easy, just get creative!

      1. Bill says:

        Does it blend?

        1. Blended Panda. Sounds like an energy drink or something. ๐Ÿ˜›

      2. That is sick…..but very funny!!! :mrgreen:

    2. John Chow says:

      The best way to kill a panda is with rocks!

      1. Sheff says:

        You don’t need to kill a panda. They will die of on their own eventually.

      2. Aaron Martin says:

        I once killed a panda with a goat.. pretty messy. ๐Ÿ˜•

      3. You rock, John!

        /rimshot

  5. thewild1 says:

    hahaha.. that is pretty funny

  6. Ed Lau says:

    I wouldn’t put it past…the internet to come up with a fake scheme like this. All you need is a sob story and a hot girl. Look at all the suckers that pass around those chain letters.

  7. WarriorBlog says:

    I also joined the group too, but I just joined Facebook a day or two ago. Hearing how fast Facebook is growing, I had to join to see what is going on.

    I hated it though, it was hard to add friends unlike Myspace. Myspace is a lot better for making money and getting traffic if you ask me.

  8. Darin Carter says:

    I’ll join, Just Don’t Shoot The Panda!
    LOL
    Darin

    1. Me too, where do I send money to?

  9. Punny Money says:

    Everyone visit my blog right now or my children will go hungry and unconceived! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    1. Klaudio says:

      OK OK I’ll do!

  10. GA says:

    I don’t believe this is true.. The girls are too hot!

    Having said that if you have a facebook group you lose the group message function at 1000 members… which sucks!

    1. el... says:

      You call’em HOT? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Seems you haven’t seen a real hot girl!
      These are some plastic dolls I’d say…

      1. tory says:

        Well come on, their not ugly are they?

        And I would definately take them out… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  11. Alan Hollis says:

    I wonder if those girls gave permission to have themselves exploited by some Canadian.

  12. Nelson says:

    you’re evil John ๐Ÿ‘ฟ if you kill the panda!!!! kill stiffany’s alcoholic hormones instead…

  13. Poker Sharks says:

    Where did the quote from Ben go?

    Decided to keep it private ay? Doesn’t he realise facebookers also use ebay and will suss this guy out.

    Getting hold of the admin for a million user account would be worthwhile though, good email marketing through facebook. The link on the page wouldnt do much but if he offered a few emails IF he gets to the million, it would be worth something.

  14. Seeing scams like this makes me sad…. However, the above comments about killing pandas makes me laugh. I’m torn.

  15. Weird Biz says:

    MySpace sucks for many reasons, among them of course is the rampant spam… Can’t say I haven’t tried it though. I suppose it can work. I’m not that big on piggybacking other sites though. Make your own monkey I scream!

    BTW, John, I very much enjoy the title of your site.

  16. Kanute says:

    Obama came home for lunch. Pictures on kabatology. We could all fake a story ๐Ÿ˜•

  17. Starfeeder says:

    omg, oh well I bidded ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Stephen says:

    Wow, this story does sound fishy and I would be really suspicious about it. Definitely an “evil” way to get people to join their group.

  19. acosmin says:

    fake story ๐Ÿ™‚ but I’ve joined just to see what will happen

  20. CatherineL says:

    John – you big fat liar. Even you wouldn’t be evil enough to kill a panda. Mmm – that reminds me – I’ve been written a post about bloggers who are big fat liars today.

  21. redsnuff says:

    Can you still kill a Panda if the group does get 1 million evil users? This sounds a lot like that cooking a bunny website.

  22. JoeTech.com says:

    I’m pretty sure the whole thing is a scam, but I’m the auction’s high bidder (for the moment, anyway), because scam or not, it’ll still get a ton of traffic and be a great marketing tool for my site Pic.gs

  23. I really hope it’s legit or else I’ll lose more of my faith of humanity, but a part of me thinks there is evil going on.

    You do bring an important point. This is a critical to see if facebook’s API will work.

    My view is that it is working. I wouldn’t have found out about this stupid thing unless someone like John Chow brought it up!

    Give me my time back! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Don’t know about this, looks a little scammy. We’ll have to wait and see after the auction ends.

  25. I’ll provide the panda if I get a link back ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Or maybe my offer is as fake as this Facebook group.

  26. Ron says:

    The group link forwards to my facebook index page instead of the group. Anyone else having a problem?

  27. Ben says:

    We’re the corporation behind this ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
    Facebook just deleted the group outright – no warnings!
    I have consequently closed the eBay auction, my apologizes to those who bidded!
    Looks like Facebook is not the new MySpace when it comes to Internet marketing hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Ed Lau says:

      Facebook is by far superior to MySpace when it comes to marketing. You’re not evil enough to cover your tracks. Geez…lonelygirl15 was fake and it took people close to a year to figure it out. If you’re going to fake something on the internet, you have to do it well.

    2. Yeah, maybe you should have included a couple of munters in the picture to throw people of the trail.

  28. Lincoln says:

    I don’t know about you, but I’d like to ask each girl in that photo:

    “Vood u like to go vo a roll in de hay?”

    :mrgreen:

    1. Desty says:

      Awesome movie. A month or two ago they had a pop-up video type of thing going on with Young Frankenstain on AMC. Alot of cool behind the scenes stuff.

  29. Chad says:

    Definitely an interesting way to make money…don’t believe the whole story – at all.

  30. Chad says:

    I think the group has been deleted…cuz of it’s scamness.

  31. JoeTech.com says:

    I WAS the high bidder (gotblack is me). They (she) canceled all bids and closed the auction.

  32. Jovan says:

    Definitely an evil marketing scheme, yet super bright.

  33. MyBlogCotest says:

    Nice story but it’s a great link bait :mrgreen:

  34. Cody says:

    Haha…that’s how you know you’re blog has too much leverage…when a billion dollar website listens to what you’re saying…

  35. Etienne Teo says:

    Its a great link bait by the girls, i thought you had already attempt murder on that small panda? :mrgreen:

  36. Israel says:

    damn, you ruined it john. ugh, your so detestable.

  37. Thanks a lot John. You just have to blog about everything… damn you!! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    Kidding, nice work. Groups like that shouldn’t be allowed.

  38. Word Hugger says:

    Way to ruin his scheme, lol.

  39. Anraiki says:

    Haha, John you will get the banned button if you make that group ๐Ÿ˜› Its like Google and their Adsense banning spree ๐Ÿ˜›

  40. Scoot says:

    Great stuff – you guys are CRAZY.

  41. What a bunch of ****ing sluts, they’ll never amount to anything. Good dad in my opinion.

  42. YC says:

    Shows you can think of anything ridiculous and people would still support you anyway. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  43. Jacob says:

    I definitely have intentions to try it out. I already set one group up for my science site and I will be setting another one up soon for another one of my sites. I may do a case study about it and if it does well, I’ll let everyone know. This is a great way for viral marketing and could really spread like wild fire.

  44. Alopecia says:

    I don’t drink, so very sorry guys I can’t be of any help to make the count touch to 999, 999.

  45. Desty says:

    Great concept in viral marketing. Spot on target with demographics. Need to be alittle more professional in covering tracks. Also, think things out alittle bit better so most people don’t yell “SCAM!” when they hear/read it.

  46. KingJacob says:

    It was a good idea but the guy was an idiot you dont auction off something like that you use your own sites.

  47. Angel says:

    It looked like bullsh*t from the start. What a waste of time. It could have been done so much better, like if it was even remotely believable compared to that ludicrous story.

  48. Click Input says:

    I knew that photo looked too good to be true! lol ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  49. aRo` says:

    i won’t join her group, but she can stay at my place when she gets kicked out of the house ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  50. Very interesting to watch the whole story unfold. As Facebook is the new ‘in thing’ there will be many more stunts like this (remember the copy cat pages of the million dollar pixel page). I wonder if we will be all talking about Facebook this time next year or if there will be a new kid on the block.

  51. CKacey says:

    Having had three stepmothers, I knew it wasn’t for real. Tiffany’s step mother was way to cool. ๐Ÿ™„

  52. ricdes says:

    I would’ve joined just for the brunette.

  53. I’d kick her out too. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  54. Everybody involved could use spelling lessons. Maybe that’s my commercial success story. Spelling lessons for scammers…. and bloggers.

  55. Marco says:

    lol That is priceless. That last Panda line floored me.

  56. Eric Lander says:

    I didn’t read the post John, but I will. I simply stopped by because you made my morning infinitely more enjoyable by sharing the photo of… well, who cares who they are!

  57. Yep, sounds like an evil genius at work. And probably a rich one.

  58. This sounds like another scam thing to me!

  59. Aditya says:

    LMAO Too funny lol

  60. creepy old man says:

    Chow you are a creepy old man

  61. Gdog says:

    Chicks in skimpy clothing = attention ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. SpeedyVista says:

      Yea, it almost seems like a scam, as i think other have pointed out… ‘hot girls + sob story’ = seen it all before

  62. luca says:

    It’s evil of course. You are basically trying to sell adv space on a website not yours!!!

  63. Darin Carter says:

    looks like they ended the auction … wonder why?
    LOL
    Darin

  64. Ben says:

    The auction has been relisted without a link to the group ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150161651909

  65. Damn, the 2nd and 3rd(middle) in that pic are awesome!

    And good analysis too john on the way facebook is heading, nice to see they removed the group

  66. justinf says:

    joined. its up to 13,000 members now.

  67. wow … when I read it got shut down, I thought, that poor girl is gonna get kicked out now. LOL
    Darin

  68. SpeedyVista says:

    “*Update – It looks like Facebook reads my blog. They have removed the group. As a result, Ben has removed the eBay auction.”

    Hahah, but its back up and going… but i would be cautious about buying the auction as it could go down and disappear without any recourse.. unless the price still stays cheap, then it might be worth it.. .lol

  69. Interesting story looks like it was just link bait.

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